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Report on Jerome to Tule Lake transfer George Kuratomi
McVoy, Edgar C.: author
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California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archives and Special Collections
CSU Japanese American Digitization Project
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Report written by Edgar C. McVoy, Chief, Analysis and Procedures Section. Detailed informational report about George Kuratomi, an incarceree transfer to Tule Lake Camp from Jerome Camp due to questions about his loyalty to the United States and his activities within the Buddhist repatriate group at Jerome Camp.
The Willard Schmidt collection, documents some of the administrative duties of Willard Schmidt, the Chief of Internal Security for the War Relocation Authority and the Tule Lake incarceration/segregation camp. This collection contains administrative records and photos documenting the Tule Lake camp, the largest incarceration camp with a peak population of 18,789 and with the most turbulent history. In 1943, the camp was turned into a segregation center to house "disloyal" Japanese Americans relocated from other camps based on their answers to a confusing loyalty questionnaire. The camp endured martial law from November 1943- Jan 1944 after escalating protests and unrest. The hostile environment of the camp lead to many incarcerees renouncing their American citizenship upon the end of incarceration, a process which took 14 years to reverse if they did not wish to be deported to Japan.
6 pages, typescript
World War II--Resistance and dissidence
World War II--Resistance and dissidence--Expatriation/repatriation/deportation
Religion and churches--Buddhism
Religion and churches--Religious organizations
World War II--Incarceration camps--Religion
World War II--Administration--Registration and 'loyalty questionnaire
Newell, California
Incarceration Camps--Tule Lake
Incarceration Camps--Jerome
San Jose State University Department of Special Collections and Archives;

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